About Temple Torat Emet Men’s Club
As a club, we are affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), a group of over 250 clubs with over 20,000 members in Conservative/Masorti synagogues around the world, we fulfill the needs of men like you. We come together to get involved in Jewish living and help address family and community concerns, in a spirit of camaraderie and fun.
Together, we sponsor blood drives; visit the sick; tutor children; build sukkot; and engage in serious discussions about being a man in an increasingly egalitarian world. We cultivate volunteers and train leaders; find jobs for those in need; sponsor parent-child activities and athletic events; help families learn to make Shabbat, read Hebrew, commemorate Yom HaShoah, and put on tefillin. We help raise needed funds for our synagogue, our community, and the global Conservative/Masorti Movement.
To apply to the Men’s Club, please click here —> Men`s Club Application
Ongoing Men’s Club Activities
Men’s Club Board: Meets the first (1st) Thursday of the month (normally):
Upcoming meetings will be:
September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5
January 2, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2
Meetings are not held in the synagogue building – they will be at Board member’s homes. While Men’s Club members are welcome to attend Board meetings you will have to call or email to be sent directions to our meeting location.
Men’s Club Breakfast: Breakfasts are normally scheduled the third (3rd) Sunday of the month at 9:30 am. Come for 8:30 am minyan and then breakfast, a short meeting and informative speakers. At some meetings rather than a speaker we spend some time together working on different Men’s club projects. This year our breakfasts will be:
September 15 – packing of honey to send out for Rosh Hashanah
October 6 – Sukkah raising – join us in erecting the Synagogue Sukkah
November 17 – Speaker to be announced
December 15 – Grubfest
January 19 – Speaker to be announced
February 2 – World Wide Wrap and Wrap brunch – Superbowl Sunday
March 22 – Yellow Candle packing – to send a yellow candle to all congregants in commemoration of the Shoah
April 19 – Speaker to be announced
May 17 – Speaker to be announced
June 14 – Speaker to be announced
Men’s Club Special Events: During the year there are several programs that we run:
Thursday October 17 – Date Night in the Sukkah – Enjoy appetizers and Scotch tasting in the Sukkah and then delicious Rib-eye steak dinner prepared and served by members of the Men’s Club. This event is open to Men’s Club members and their “dates”. Unaccompanied Sisterhood members are also welcome.
Date Night in the Sukkah: Click here for registration form.
Monday January 13, 2020 – Paid up Members Dinner – Enjoy a catered (and subsidized) dinner and entertainment for the evening for Men’s Club members only.
Sunday February 2 – For the past several years we have participated in the World Wide Wrap – bringing together youth from our school, Men’s Club members, and a small congregation in Kenya – via Skype- to wrap tefillin and participate in a morning service.
Friday March 20 – Men’s Club Shabbat Evening Services and Dinner – Participate as Men’s Club members lead evening services, and then enjoy a catered meal. Open to everyone in the community.
Saturday March 21 – Men’s Club members participate in leading Shabbat services.